Category: Elder Law FAQ


Reverse Mortgages: A Way to Remain at Home Longer

Reverse mortgages make it possible for house-rich but cash-poor elders to use their housing equity to pay for home care while they remain in the home, or to use the money for anything else. 

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When Should You Update Your Estate Plan?

Once you’ve created an estate plan, it is important to keep it up to date. You will need to revisit your plan after certain key life events. 

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Will Medicare Cover a Coronavirus Vaccine?

With the coronavirus pandemic disrupting life across the United States, the only way for the country to return to normal is an effective vaccine. When a vaccine is available, Medicare will cover the cost. 

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Caregiver Contracts: How to Pay a Family Member for Care

Although many people are willing to voluntarily care for a parent or loved one without any promise of compensation, entering into a caregiver contract with a family member can have many benefits. 

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Long-Reviled Military ‘Widow’s Tax’ Is Finally Being Phased Out

A controversial policy that reduces the benefits of military spouses is on the way out. The so-called “widow’s tax” cuts assistance to surviving military spouses who qualify for benefits under two different military benefit programs.

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Five Topics to Discuss With Your Spouse Before You Retire

You may have a vision for your retirement, but does your spouse share that vision? Spouses often disagree about many key retirement details, so it is important to work together to come up with a plan you both can accept.

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Transferring Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

Transferring assets to qualify for Medicaid can make you ineligible for benefits for a period of time. Before making any transfers, you need to be aware of the consequences. 

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